Posted on 1/04/11 06:04 AM
Not bad, not bad at all.... I started watching this film not thinking much (mixed reviews, and the fact that I avoid comics/graphic novels in general), but as the final credits started rolling I was pretty pleased.
I found the whole thing a bit muddled and at times non-sensical, probably because I haven't even touched the original comic, but it was a great watch nonetheless. Not your ordinary superhero film! The characters were great, action scenes amazing (don't get me started on how graphic it was!) and a great story that just makes you forget about you and your surroundings.
The plot is basically a now-disbanded group of vigilantes in an alternate 1980's America (with president Nixon in charge, in at least his 5th term), the death of one member starting a series of events that concers everyone else. Not a great description, but it's the best I can do without being too specific.
This movie's like nothing else in my opinion and its no-sillyness and gernerally "darkness" of it all really impressed me. I recommend that you ignore anything that everyone says and go and watch (er,) Watchmen. If only I saw when it was in the cinemas...
Points of criticism? May confuse non-Watchmen readers (like me), and a tidbit too long (but I suppose that meant Watchmen wasn't rushed, the characters were actually given some breathing space, in contrast to many other- mainly superhero- films).